Thursday, December 2, 2010

Review: Christmas in Harmony

Christmas in Harmony
By Philip Gulley

Read: 1 December 2010
Hardcover, 84 pages
Published 2002 by HarperCollins

2010 Holiday Reading Challenge

After the fiasco that was The Burglar and the Blizzard, I needed something I knew would bring out the Christmas spirit in me. This is the second time I read Christmas in Harmony and it certainly will not be the last.

This short story is part of the Harmony series, which consists of six novels and two Christmas specials. The series is set in Harmony, a small Indiana town with its fair share of eccentric characters. The main character and narrator of the books is Quaker Pastor Sam Gardner, who has moved back to his hometown after twenty years. In this Christmas novella he has to deal with Dale Hinshaw's progressive Nativity scene which is spread out all over town (including the livestock in Sam's yard). As usual when Dale is involved chaos and hilarity ensue, but through it all we are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas.

Containing just the right blend of humour, seriousness and heart, and a large dose of Christmas spirit, Christmas in Harmony is the perfect holiday read. I highly recommend it, along with the rest of the Harmony series.

My rating: 6/6 

The Harmony series
Home to Harmony (2000)
Just Shy of Harmony (2002)
Signs and Wonders (2003)
Life Goes On (2004)
A Change of Heart (2005)
Almost Friends (2006)

Christmas novellas
Christmas in Harmony (2002)
The Christmas Scrapbook (2005)

4 comments:

danya said...

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Ladybug said...

This sounds like a cosy holiday read, Hilde. I might have to add this series on my wishlist :)

lisa :) said...

This sounds really cute! I'm always on the lookout for fun holiday stories - I'll have to check it out!

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